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Whitley County announces three new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, Bell County one new COVID-19 death

The Whitley County Health Department announced 36 additional COVID–19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 2,247. There are currently 237 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. The health department also announced three new deaths Wednesday bringing the total...

Traffic stop ends in drug arrest

A routine traffic stop Saturday afternoon led to the discovery of drugs in a backpack, a handgun under a seat and a rifle hidden in a pair of brown overalls. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Estep arrested Preston Messer, 39, of Williamsburg, on drug charges after Messer...

Verbal altercation turns physical

Laurel County Sheriff Deputies arrested a Lily woman after a verbal altercation became physical Saturday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us

Traffic stop leads to four arrests

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy JB Coffey, with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, arrested four individuals on drug charges during a traffic stop Saturday, Dec. 26. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to...

179 new cases of COVID-19 in Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties

Between Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties combined, 179 additional COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 41 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which brings the county’s total to 2,238 cases There are currently 225...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020

Reeling them in…

    Terry Forcht of Corbin and grandson Craig Shockley of Lexington spent a few days before Christmas on a fishing trip around Marco Island, Florida. Third generation fishing guide Dylan Naftal of Marco Island Backwater Fishing led the group to his favorite spots. Terry...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020
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Suspect in murder case captured late Tuesday evening

A Keavy man, who is charged with murder in connection with the Dec. 20 slaying of an East Bernstadt man and who engaged in a five-hour barricade situation with police before being arrested on Dec. 23, is slated to be arraigned this morning in Laurel District Court. Robert Brandon...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020

Whitley County High School looking for new head football coach

Whitley County High School is looking for a new head football coach. Jep Irwin, who has served as head coach of the Colonels for the past two seasons, has resigned. Published reports indicate that he is leaving Whitley County to take over as head coach at South Laurel High School...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020

Electronic Edition For 12-30-2020

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13-year-old charged with assault after stabbing a 16-year-old

A 13-year-old male was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old male in the face at least twice on Dec. 28, according to a Williamsburg Police Department Facebook post. Williamsburg Police Detective David Rowe and Officer Greg Rhoades investigated...
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